Main Group Chemistry Award

The Main Group Chemistry Award recognises outstanding research in any aspect of the chemistry of the s and p block elements.

2014 Winner

Professor Dr Braunschweig

Main Group Chemistry Award 2014 Winner

Professor Dr Holger Braunschweig, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

General information

  • Run biennially
  • The winner receives £2000, a medal and a certificate 
  • The winner will complete a UK lecture tour
  • The winner will be chosen by the Dalton Division Awards Committee      

Guidelines for Nominators

  • Nominations open on 01 October 2015
  • Nominations close on 15 January 2016 
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for the 2016 Prizes and Awards Main portfolio 
  • Candidates may NOT nominate themselves
  • The award is open to candidates based in the UK or internationally 
  • Candidates must be mid-career, therefore should be 55 years old or under on 31 January 2016. The age specified is intended to guide nominators and selection panellists; appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken career breaks or followed different study paths 
  • When nominating recent Award and Prize winners, please remember that a person cannot be rewarded twice for substantially the same body of work             

To make a nomination please use our online awards nominations system to submit the following:

  • Your name, contact details, and membership number (please contact the RSC Membership team if you do not know your membership details)
  • The candidate's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the candidate (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate) and website URL if relevant
  • A supporting statement (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) addressing the selection criteria 
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (not including spaces) and ideally no longer than one sentence
  • References are not required for this award           

Previous Winners

Main Group Chemistry Award Previous Winners

1970 - present

History of the Award

This award was previously called the Main Group Elements Award and was re-named in 2008 as the Main Group Chemistry Award.

Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432384
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623